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Best video affordable video editing app

Hello everyone! I am a newbie to video editing. When I was in highschool I used to edit my friends video project. It was not really that good but better compared to other of my friends editing. Now, I want to try some applications with really nice features and at the same time affordable. 

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jaymish

I think it depend on your operating system. Do you used Android or IOS?It also depends on how new you are to editing. I can see you said you are a newbie. I'm not really that good at video editing and I have been doing it for around six months. I use the Adobe free Clip App. I use the free version for now. This takes care of all my video editing needs for now.They is a paid version that has more sophisticated features. It also is very easy to use for a newbie.



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mark8625

I actually looking for free slideshow editing application. I used Filmora but you need to buy their services.



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Youngshark

I also used fimlora a time back and they had an advertisement running at the place near the bottom of the screen that was too much of a distraction that it actually ruined my presentation. It was a nice edit apart from the advertisement part.



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nrnlss

I use Android phone and laptop for editing, so what do you think is the best editor for me?



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vinaya

I have used free video editing program that can be installed in the computer and use offline. However, I have never tried any video editing app. is it easier to edit on app? can you do editing like eliminating scenes, eliminating back ground noise, adding background score, adding end credits etc through an app?



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jaybee19

Hello there mate. I'm not a professional video editor but I do have an experience with video editing which I always do as a hobby or whenever I do have a school project which needs video editing like Film making and etc. Whenever I edit I actually use Adobe Premier pro but it's kind of pricey and a bit complicated so you need to watch a lot of tutorial videos about it in order to know how to use it properly. It's actually the best video editing software for me but because you're still starting your journey as a video editing enthusiast, it's better to use free/free trial software as of the moment like Cyberlink Power Director and Windows Movie Maker and try to experiment with them as they are totally helpful in honing your skills especially the basic ones in video editing. I actually researched an article about free video editing softwares and apps that might help you and I really hope it could help you. Here is the link: https://www.oberlo.com.ph/blog/best-free-video-editing-software



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Martinsx1

Windows Movie Maker is what I used when I purchased my first HP laptop. It came as a default video editing software with the laptop system as a free software version.

I didn't have to pay any dime to make use of Windows Movie Maker for my video editing project and it's a very good software for video editing.



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jayjaydimson

Yeah, I guess so it's great, tho it's good to have an adobe for video editing.



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mark8625

I used it for free but once you save your video it has a watermark. If you buy their service you need about more than $30 I think.



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jaybee19

True. It's I guess the first of every video editing app for most Windows laptop users out there. It's actually very helpful if you're not yet familiar with the premium video editing apps. However, if you get your hands with some of the premium ones like the Cyberlink which has complicated tools compared to the simple tools that Windows Movie Maker free version offers, you would definitely find Windows' Movie Maker boring just how I did.



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iambeth

We use that as well. And it's user friendly so it isn't too difficult to edit and make videos especially for newbies.



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nrnlss

Thank you, I will try to save for this one and I will watched tutorial for this app.



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Judas2018

You can try Blender or Magisto. I've used Magisto in the past, it's pretty rad. Gets the job done for small to mid-sized projects. I have no long term experience with Blender. Used it a few times, but it just wasn't my thing really.



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Martinsx1

During my undergraduate studies in one of our courses on photography and photojournalism - video editing, I used Blender software for my video editing project.

If I'm to rate its effectiveness in video editing work, I would say it's good at 78/100 in rating. It's above average rating, so it's a good one in my opinion.



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Judas2018

It's efficient for sure, Blender is. But I never felt comfortable with its interface. Probably just a 'me' thing, as I'm very meticulous that way when it comes to tech and stuff.



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Youngshark

It is actually great to have some sort of excellence in execution as this is what always separates the best from the average in the job. It can make you some sort of a genius in your own level.



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theresajane

I honestly haven't heard about these two. It may be because I was not into video editing these past days. But, I think I'll need to check it out.



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anyone01

Yes, Blender could be a sensible video editing tool, it's all the options the other video editor has. You'll be able to create it work for simple video editing feature without an excessive amount of trouble other than the primary contact with the software, which may be very confusing at first, the right-click is used to pick out objects. But if you would like to create advanced video editing you'd must learn the way to use the compositor.



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Jeane

I've used Blender. Great software. It can be a daunting software to use if you are using it for the first time! Nonetheless for someone who doesn't mind learning a few new skills, you could learn how to use the software not just for editing videos but photos too should the need arise.

To be honest I like this software because there is plenty of things you can use it for.



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amelia88

Just had a quick look at Magisto in the App Store - it has almost 3500 4.5 star reviews so it sounds pretty legit! I’ll have to download it and see what I think.



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Martinsx1

Cyberlink Power Director and Windows Movie Maker would be the ideal choice for someone who is still new to video editing because you don't have experience to waste your money on paid softwares.

Make use of the free version of the applications and get improved on the job, then you can look for other alternatives that are paid for.



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focusedwriter10

Thanks for sharing this information. In the process of enhancing my skills and learning more skills, video editing is the next skill I want to take after learning how to caption videos.

I will definitely take advantage of these two.



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ajahcuizon

I also use Windows Movie Maker before when I edit my videos. Although transitions and effects are limited, it is very easy to use and have a friendly interface. If only they could enhance and develop the application, it would have been better.



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Barida

Windows Movie maker sounds good to me. They have got a lot of features that is easy for even a kid that is interested in video editing works to make use of when they are trying to work things out as well.



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Judas2018

Movie maker is sort of overrated imo. I've tried it once in awhile. I find the features are nice but after awhile, you get bored and desire much more than it has to offer.



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jayjaydimson

Yes, I agree with you, and it's built-in on every windows computer so you don't need to download anything.



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theresajane

I actually haven't been video editing for a long time. But, back in the days, I used Windows Movie Maker to create videos or films for our school projects. It's such a shame that I was not able to continue and upgrade my skills as the years passed.



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allyn2017

I use to used that too, it is classic buy I think right now they upgrade their tools and effects and better than before.



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edencaga

You can use Sony Vegas or Adobe Premier Pro but when you buy it I think Its kind of expensive. You may want to search in google about ten best video editor that is only free or just a cheap one. I also use to edit videos in movie maker until I went to college and found out that there are some better video editing software than movie maker.



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allyn2017

Sony vega is a really nice video editor but it is a little costly, buy worth it.



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mark8625

Will check its service and if its good then I might buy one. I need it it badly.



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nrnlss

I will look it up and see it's price and features. Thank you.



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Judas2018

The Sony Vega program is pretty awesome. Adobe Premier is another favorite of mine.



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edencaga

I just recently discovered that premiere pro is cool and awesome to do so the same as you, Premiere pro is one also of my favorite video editing software.



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allyn2017

I have a friend who used sony vega for editing, it is a bit costly when I ask him the price, however it is worth the money because it is really great.



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edencaga

Yes, it's a great software I assure you. If you are new to editing then you may want to search for tutorials in youtube. I prefer premiere pro when I tried this software. It's more convenient for me to use this.



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TheArticulate

I'm a long time Adobe advocate, so I'm going to have to put my vote in to the Adobe Creative Suite. Their software is just so incredibly powerful, especially since you can direct link your project between other programs. The only problem (for you, maybe) with Adobe is that you'll have to pay a monthly subscription for their software. However, as someone who does video work full time for a living, I would highly highly recommend Premiere Pro.

If you're looking for a more affordable alternative, I'd recommend Magix Movie Edit pro as well. I used to is it quite a bit before I started making money off of my video work.

Good luck!



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nrnlss

I have a friend who used the same app, so I think this one is really nice. It still depends on its price, since I am just a beginner I don't need much complicated tools.



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edencaga

I have some motion graphic artist friends who usually use Adobe After Effects and not Premiere Pro. I am just thinking, they tend to do more effects so since after effects is focusing more on the effects of the video, they didn't use Premiere Pro as main software.



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TheArticulate

Yes, that's because After Effects is geared toward animation (for motion graphics) and special effects. I use it for motion graphics packages as well.

You can edit videos to an extent in AE, but if you're strictly working with a video as opposed to motion graphics, then Premiere Pro is so much more powerful for your purposes.



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anyone01

For video editing on a computer/smartphone I would suggest Power Director. It's got a good looking clean interface that's well organized and can help you have a systematic work flow for choosing your footage, editing, color grading and publication. The interface also can be custom-built to suit fashionable UIs with keyboard shortcuts like FCP or Premier.



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nrnlss

Thank you. I would look it up and see the features and tools of this one.



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EfficientNinja

My friends also recommend using Sony Vegas and Adobe Premiere Pro. When I look at the user interface of these video editing software, I feel overwhelmed because there are lots of stuff displayed on the screen. I guess it will take some getting used to if you're transitioning from basic editing tools like Windows Movie Maker and the like.



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nrnlss

I've heard of both tools, but are they expensive?



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vhinz

Yes, they are expensive but are good for editing videos. For adobe premiere here is the monthly subscription fee:

Adobe Premiere ProAnnual$19.99/mo.
Adobe Premiere Pro + 1 other creative cloud applicationAnnual$39.98/mo.
Full Adobe Creative CloudAnnual$49.99/mo.
Full Adobe Creative CloudMonthly$74.99/mo.



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ajahcuizon

I'm not into video editing but I have seen a lot of people using 'Power Director' and I can say it is quite a good video editing application. I have seen effects and transitions that other applications doesn't have. Just try out different kinds of app and find one that will make you feel comfortable in using it.



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Barida

I am not into video editing works, but I believe that this is something that is going to take time for you to master. You will definitely have to ensure that you do the right things when we are looking at video editing softwares as well which is pretty okay.



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overcast

Yes it is kind of tricky skill. And you need faster processor computer.And also have to go through a lot of mistakes to get the video editing right. I have seen that it can be good enough if you know how to handle the features of specific app. Thats why I use simple filmora app.



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overcast

I think that adobe and sony products are expensive. Instead you can go for the Filmora. That company seems to be offering a lot better quality of video editing. And also it is cheap. So it can work for both desktop and the mobile based video editing. I think on that one can also use it for various video format. I personally prefer to use the filmora in that context.



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timothyP

It's true that it's quite expensive but I've downloaded mine for free. I've been using this for years. I've also updated my Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects into the latest version all for free. You can download it using Utorrent. The download files also provide crack to bypass license. It's all worth it.



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overcast

That seems like piracy to me. That does not look like you paid for it. Torrent is bad considering it is considered as stealing and piracy. And should not be encouraged at all. Because it can be tough for the developers to make such apps and we doing piracy affects them.



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TheArticulate

Yes, what Timothy is suggesting would be illegal. I would encourage anybody reading this thread to pay out the money for good software, not pirate it via sources like uTorrent. Torrenting isn't particularly safe, and as freelances here, we should understand that cheating a business out of money is a very honorable thing to do.



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overcast

Yes something like this should never be encouraged on the forum. And especially freelancers. The reason being in business we have to watch each others back. if we promote piracy, other people can promote taking advantage of us. That's how karma works.



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emiaj55

I have always use PowerDirector pro in editing my videos. They got some nice transition templates and instant outputs. You just have to pick you pictures. They also have the desktop app, and this has a lot more of features. But you have to buy the pro version. They let you use a one month free trial so at least you could try it out to know if they are worth your bucks.



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superlicca

I never tried this app but they say if you want the free version of video editing software, you can get the VSDC. They say that it is easy to use and a lot of features can be used on the free version.



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burgosmichael24

I don't know much about video editing but I want to learn. I only used Windows Movie Maker for video editing and it's so easy to use. However, if you want to get some advanced features, you can try adobe.



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esteban123

i have never tried to do some video editing since I don't have much knowledge on that particular field but for sure I am willing to learn from it because I can used it to enhance my knowledge and skills into certain things.



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DenisP

App as in a phone application or just a general computer program? If you’re talking about phone applications, then I don’t have a clue because I’ve never done video editing on phones. I wouldn’t even recommend doing it if you can avoid it, because I can’t imagine how limited the options must be on phones.

On the other hand, if you’re on Windows, you can get Windows Movie Maker which is basically all that a beginner in editing needs, and it's free. Sure there aren’t any flashy effects or templates, and the potential is severely limited compared to programs like Adobe Premiere or After Effects, but those are professional tools for when you get serious about video editing.



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timothyP

In my IOS, the best movie editor to use is Lumafusion. It has features which are same as Adobe Premiere Pro. There are lot of transitions to use as well as you can input presets or LUTs to make your videos more cinematic and look like a pro.



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Judas2018

I have a few friends who swear by Lumafusion. I haven't tried it yet myself.



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romyter013

Yeah I heard that if you really want to practice, learn more but come out your video like a pro, Adobe is really tested of everyone. though I know you need to pay month for these service. You can check the advices of our pros here or to google if you want to try for free trials too.



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Einalem

As for me, the best and affordable video editing software I know is Wondershare Filmora. At a very low price, you will be able to achieve an aesthetic output as it has everything you need for a basic video editing. I also love Adobe Premiere Pro, though it is more expensive, it is a reasonable price for its features and you will surely have a cinematic project. I highly recommend these two softwares as these are really worth it to invest to.



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knnon

I've tried a lot of video editing apps on both Android and iOS. I would recommend you to try FilmoraGo, it's easy to use and it's free! It doesn't stamp or watermark your videos and I think it videos don't have a limit which makes it a great app for editing and making videos in my opinion.



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Bravosi

Hi there!
Well the most basic, common and free one is Windows Movie Maker. My first ever video editing began right there, and it was fun I must say. If you obviously want to proceed in a more professional way then you should get Sony Vegas, as I did. It's a very strong application in terms of editing, moreover, it's a good friend when you're doing this sort of thing. ;)



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gutzman

I think the most common one but not the most easy to use is Adobe. It has already been tested by many users and the feedback is great. The only problem is you really have to study the functions of the app. It's a lot of work but will give you amazing results. You can search online how to use it and get some advices from pros.



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rlpzbeermoney

I'd recommend Filmora Wondershare for a free video editing app (Desktop and Mobile). It can do 90% of what the big pro editing softwares can offer minus the expensive price tag. Should you require the pro tools, there's a fee (just a fraction the price of those pro editing softwares). If it's for Youtube, it's more than enough.



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